Keeping Children with Disabilities Safe

What to know

It’s important to keep all children from danger or potentially dangerous situations. Children and youth with disabilities may have special needs that require added attention. Although they are no more aggressive than other children, they may have an increased chance of being victims of bullying, abuse, and neglect. Finding the right information and learning about the kinds of risks their children might face at different ages is often not easy for parents of children with disabilities. Each child is different. The general recommendations that are available to keep children safe should be tailored to fit your child's skills and abilities.

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